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 New Puccini: Tosca

Kristine Opolais (Tosca), Marcelo Álvarez Mario (Cavaradossi), Marco Vratogna (Scarpia), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Angelotti), Peter Rose (Il Sagrestano)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Philharmonia Chor Wien & Cantus Juvenum Karlsruhe, Sir Simon Rattle

There is something to be said for embracing the vulgar in Puccini. Rattle does more than this. He polishes the sadistic brilliance of the instrumentation to a blinding dazzle, most strikingly... More…

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 Offer Prokofiev: The Gambler, Op. 24

Misha Didyk (Alexei), Kristine Opolais (Polina), Vladimir Ognovenko (General), Stefania Toczyska (Babulenka), Stephan Rügamer (The Marquis), Sylvia de la Muela (Blanche), Viktor Rud (Mr Astley)

Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim (conductor) & Dmitri Tcherniakov (stage director)

Barenboim's crystal-clear pacing of the score is hard-hitting rather than quicksilvery, but the payoff in the last Act is terrific, and the blue-lit look of it all - Tcherniakov designed it,... More…

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Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

Bo Skovhus (Don Giovanni), Kyle Ketelsen (Leporello), David Bizic (Masetto), Colin Balzer (Don Ottavio), Kristine Opolais (Donna Elvira), Kerstin Avemo (Zerlina) & Anatoli Kotscherga (Il Commandatore)

English Voices & Freiburger Barockorchester, Louis Langrée

Tcherniakov's reading gives depth to a drama too often tripped up by creaking period theatrical conceits...Skovhus is electrifying in the lead role as he pivots from roaring malevolence to whispered... More…

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 Offer Dvorak: Rusalka, Op. 114

Kristine Opolais (Rusalka), Klaus Florian Vogt (Prince), Nadia Krasteva (Foreign Princess), Gunther Groissböck (Goblin), Janina Baechle (Ježibaba), Ulrich Reß (Forester), Tara Erraught (Kitchen Boy), John Chest (Hunter), Evgeniya Sotnikova (1st Wood Nymph), Angela Brower (2nd Wood Nymph) & Okka...

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 Offer Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

Kristine Opolais (Tatyana), Lena Belkina (Olga), Artur Rucinski (Onegin), Dmitri Korchak (Lensky), Günther Groissböck (Gremin), Margarita Nekrasova (Filipyevna), Helene Schneiderman (Larina), Emilio Sanchez (Triquet), Toni Navarrate (Guillot), Aldo Heo (Captain), Simon Lim (Zaretsky)

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Opolais's physical grace and fine lyric-dramatic soprano would elsewhere embody the young and older Tatyana's; baritone Artur Rucinski phrases the Act 1 arioso better than anyone since Dmitri... More…

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 Offer Dvorak: Rusalka, Op. 114

Kristine Opolais (Rusalka), Klaus Florian Vogt (The Prince), Gunther Groissbock (Vodnik), Janina Baechle (Jezibaba), Nadia Krasteva (The Foreign Princess)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Tomáš Hanus (conductor) & Martin Kušej (stage director)

Whatever reservations one might have about the production, the performance as a whole is remarkable. The cast has clearly bought into the producer's concept and they deliver a devastating ensemble... More…

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 Offer Boito: Mefistofele

René Pape (Mefistofele), Joseph Calleja (Faust), Kristine Opolais (Margherita), Karine Babajanyan (Elena), Heike Grötzinger (Marta), Andrea Borghini (Wagner), Rachael Wilson (Pantalis) & Joshua Owen Mills (Nerèo)

Bavarian State Orchestra, Omer Meir Wellber (conductor) & Roland Schwab...

Pape revels in the grotesque vocal grandeuer of his suited and booted Mefistofle , with Joseph Calleja offering a thoughtful, sweet-toned Faust, painfully aware of the wrong turs he takes on... More…

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